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Department of Agriculture- Cordillera (DA-CAR) Regional Executive Director Narciso A. Edillo went over to monitor the progress of the operations of the DA Regional Soils Laboratory last May 30, 2018 at Baguio City.

The Regional Soils Laboratory is a unit of the Regional Integrated Agricultural Laboratories Division of DA-CAR. It provides services in testing soil as basis for fertilization guide to farmers and other stakeholders.

Dir. Edillo gave his full support in the operation of the laboratory to attain a responsive, efficient and eco-friendly service to farmers and other clientele.

During his visit, Dir. Edillo was acquainted with the activities and services of the laboratory such as the soil analysis. It is a tool to determine the fertility status of the soil. A proper soil test will help ensure the application of enough fertilizer to meet the requirements of the crop while taking advantage of the nutrients already present in the soil.

The laboratory also conducts test for texture, pH, organic matter (Nitrogen), available Phosphorus and Potassium as basis for fertilizer recommendations.

The operation of the regional soils laboratory is being headed by Maribel P. Mananguit, Chemist IV and Laboratory In-charge with three staff namely, Angeline O. Marino, Chemist III; Alona Jean I. Astrera, Chemist II; and Josefina A. Desierto, Laboratory Aide.

The laboratory is open from Monday to Friday at 8 am to 5 pm. The service is open to farmers, students, researchers, and other interested clientele.//HDanis